From: Sunday, December 10, 2023
To: Sunday, December 10, 2023
Santa Skivvies San Francisco 2023
Santa Skivvies is an annual holiday underwear fun run/walk and fundraiser benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The route weaves throughout the streets of the iconic Castro neighborhood, starting and ending at LOOKOUT on Noe and 18th.
- Visiting San Francisco for Christmas? Stay close to all the pride activities in the heart of the city’s downtown/union square district. Alternatively choose the Mission District for a different vibe and host to San Francisco’s famous parties.
- Whether you choose to walk, run, scooter, skip, or skate the one-mile course, make sure you wear your festive holiday attire, or whatever makes you feel fabulous! The event welcomes every body.
- While the event is great fun, it is more than just prancing around the Castro in your skivvies! Santa Skivvies helps support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, a pillar in the community, providing STI/HIV testing and treatment, PrEP navigation, mental health and substance use services, and much more.
- Book your stay at the Citizen M San Francisco, rated “Wonderful” by guests featuring modern rooms and superb amenities in a perfect location, close to the city’s top attractions and a short tide to the Castro on the BART.
- On the day of the event, make sure to come early to check out Santa’s village. Then stay after the course for the award ceremony, skivvies runway, and drag show.
- Organizers provide changing booths, clothing checks, glam stations, and plenty of selfie ops. There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than by dropping by, raising funds, and fighting for health justice!
- The Castro District, in Eureka Valley, is synonymous with gay culture. Revelers often spill onto the sidewalks at numerous bars, like Twin Peaks Tavern, whose floor-to-ceiling windows were revolutionary when it opened in 1972. The lavish Castro Theatre and the GLBT Historic Museum are also found here, as are homey restaurants and adult shops. On Market Street, 19th-century F-line streetcars head to Fisherman’s Wharf.
- There are some charming Guest Houses in the Castro. If you are looking for a larger hotel then check out the SoMa district, just a 10 minute drive from the Castro.
Where to Stay?
- San Francisco is split into several areas but the main 2 are The Castro and Soma, with Soma being the area the where you will find Folsom Street, and most of the leather and fetish bars. See our two maps below for details on the closest bars and clubs in each neighbourhood.
- Other popular neighbourhoods include Mission District. As the modern hub of San Francisco’s most vibrant district, Valencia Street is home to some of the city’s hottest destination eateries, funky independent shops, most crowded watering holes, and eye-popping murals.
Popular Hotels in San Francisco
Hotels in CASTRO: Beck’s Motor Lodge,
Gay Map of San Francisco
We have divided the map into two areas, the Castro, San Francisco’s world famous gay district and SOMA, the are where the Folsom Street Fair takes place each September.
Map of Gay San Francisco (SOMA)
Map of Gay San Francisco (The Castro)
Recommended Hotels in San Francisco
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We have chosen hotels in San Francisco that keep you close to all the shops,restaurants & bars
5 Star, Luxury
Famed bars, an awe-inspiring crystal chandelier restaurant, a fitness area and a glass dome indoor pool are featured at this landmark Palace. Leather tufted headboards, 11-foot ceilings, pillow-top bedding set the stage for a luxurious night’s sleep. High-end luggage inspired desk, tables and the bathroom vanity. A 48-inch flat-screen satellite TV, marble bath & rain shower
4 Star, Readers Choice
This Central San Francisco hotel offers rooms with a 46-inch flat-screen smart TV. Free WiFi, an iPod docking station, a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker, and double-panned windows for quiet. A seating area, work desk, and an Illy espresso coffee machine, walk-in shower, bathrobes & premium toiletries. A state-of-the-art fitness centre & laundry services
4 Star, Great Value
Offering French-inspired architecture, The Marker San Francisco, provides guests with an ideal city centre. The guest rooms and suites at this upscale hotel boast amenities such as an LCD flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and an iHome alarm clock radio. All guest rooms feature ironing facilities, a hairdryer, a make-up mirror and boutique bath products.
3 Star, Location
This San Francisco hotel is located in Union Square, it offers an outdoor pool and rooms with an MP3 connection. It features a barbershop and a business center. Access to a fitness centre one block from the hotel and an on-site sauna. Each classically-designed room is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and mini-refrigerator. Free coffee and tea are also provided
Video Of previous editions of the Santa Skivvies run
2018 Skivvies Run Video 3
Top Gay Neighbourhoods in San Francisco
San Francisco is a vibrant and inclusive city with a long history of LGBTQ+ activism and culture. Here are the most popular neighbourhoods, including gay hot spots and districts close to the city’s most popular attractions. It is worth noting that the best-rated hotels are close to Union Square
SoMa (South of Market) | Gay Hotspot
- Located to the east of the city, SoMa has an edgy and industrial feel, with a mix of gay bars, clubs, and art spaces.
- SoMa is also home to the world-famous Folsom Street Fair, held at the end of September each year.
- The neighbourhood is home to the stunning San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- Discover the best things to see and do in San Francisco.
One of the world’s most famous gay districts since the 1960s, a focal point for LGBTQ+ culture.